Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gianluigi Toccafondo - The Tail

Gianluigi Toccafondo is a very talented painter, illustrator and animator who lives in Milan since 1987. He was born in the tiny country of San Marino (like Nicoletta Ceccoli) in 1965, and received his artistic training from his ceramist father and later at ISIA graphic school in Urbino. He has collaborated with many important Italian publishers and magazines, and is famous for the animated videos he creates for advertising and tv show title sequences. Toccafondo has also produced seven animated short films as personal projects. For his 1989 debut La coda (the tail), he used about 1200 stills from Buster Keaton movies, which he photographed, xeroxed, painted and then filmed with a 35mm camera.


  1. That was amazing, thanks x Reminded me of when people manipulated polaroids before they had fixed themselves Gerald Scarfe did a whole book of them.

  2. Great blog.

    Can I suggest two links?

    One is a brazilian comic strip called "Macaco Albino" (I think can be translated like White Monkey) in the site "Escola de Animais" (Animal´s School)

    The autor is Leandro Robles.

    The another suggestion is a link with photos of a lot of white animals...

    Do not forget the old japanese anime with the White Lion...

    Merry Xmas

    (and sorry for english errors...)



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